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Eligibility: At the start of service, you must:
– Be a Citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States;
– Be 18 years of age, or older;
– Possess a high school diploma or GED;
– Be able to pass a national service criminal history check.
– Be able to commit to a part-time (10-20 hours a week) schedule for 16-32 weeks. 

Competitive applicants will have previous volunteer, intern, work, or lived experiences that demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and service and the ability to maintain a schedule and positive attitude. 

How it works? CAC AmeriCorps pairs 20 action-oriented members of the East Tennessee community with local organizations to support efforts addressing education, food insecurity, and broader COVID-19 recovery efforts.  These opportunities will provide unique part-time experiences to a broad range of community members while they earn a $3,375 stipend (~11.25/hour) and $1,342.86 for college and connect to a national professional network.  Partner organizations include the Knox Education Foundation, UT Gardens, Carson Newman University, Grow Oak Ridge, Girls Inc., Royal Youth Dance Ensemble, CAC Nutrition Services, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.

Upcoming Term Options:
August 16th – December 3rd, 2021 (20 hours per week schedule) – January 10th – April 30th, 2022 (20 hours per week schedule)
Or Combine Both (10 hours per week schedule)

Schedule Options Per Organization

Project Descriptions:

Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains (Recruiting for 3 position – January Start Date)
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CAC Nutrition Services (Recruiting for 1 position – January Start Date)
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Carson-Newman University (Position Filled)
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Girls Inc of Tennessee Valley (Recruiting for 4 positions – January Start Date)
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Grow Oak Ridge (Position Filled)
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Knox Education Foundation (Recruiting for 4 positions – January Start Date)
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Royal Youth Dance Ensemble (Position Filled)
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UT Gardens (Position Filled)
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